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Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By terry1956
curved sword blade

Hi, these very curved bladed swords are a result of the Egyption campaign. Anything Egyption was high fashion here in the UK. I have in my collection an 1803 pattern with a very curved blade in this...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By terry1956
just one more interesting point

As most of us know.the forming of lancer regiments in the british army was a direct result of meetings with french and polish lancers during the napoleonic wars.not only did we copy the uniforms but...
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By terry1956
prussian pistol

Hi, I happen to have one of these pistols.intrresting things with the safety catch and all.i have some further details which I can give to you if you are still looking. Michael
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By terry1956
hi, only the first battalion had the Eagle. All...

hi, only the first battalion had the Eagle. All other battalions of the same regiment just had the pennant. There could be up to 3 or 4 battalions to the regiment.michael
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,110
Posted By terry1956
a follow on

Hi, here are two of my sabres, they are both takes on the earlier austro hungarian sabres. The first is a french sabre,from around 1767 and you can see that it takes its form from the earlier weapon....
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By terry1956
helmet makers marks

hi chaps, what do you make of these marks on the helmet. michael
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By terry1956
in answer

hi, no there is not any weld in the helmet, but what the pictures do not show is what looks like an old sword cut to the front upper section. this would just be the place for a cavalrymans blow to...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By terry1956
reply

thanks again, michael
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By terry1956
in reply

thanks Senefelder, its always nice to have a second view on things. michael
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By terry1956
is this real or a copy.

hi chaps, what do you make of this helmet. is it real or a copy. what date you place on it, thanks, michael
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By terry1956
in reply

hi, found the copy i want, I translate all my books using the PC, and then after a bit of rewriting end up with something that is worth reading. michael
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By terry1956
thanks

thanks, will take a look, I can,t read french but babelfish can, michael
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By terry1956
help needed

hi chaps, i have been looking at a french sabre, on the back blade is MFure imp ale du klingenthal, then a space and then the date 1807. the number 7 is crossed in the middle.
what is setting alarm...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By terry1956
book on flintlock pistols

hi all, can anyone help me finding a good book on french flintlock military pistols please. I have had a look but just can,t find anything. michael
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By terry1956
thanks

thanks for that, they are a work of art these swords. would love to own one, maybe one day. michael
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By terry1956
thanks

thanks fernando, I have seen some swords of honour for sale at auctions and if named go for lots of money, there was also the silver swords that got given out by napoleon for acts of valour, I think...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By terry1956
thanks

hi, fernando, I don,t think this sword is a sabre de honneur, they are much nicer. the remains of the eagle can just be made out in the picture just before the start of Honor and patrie.have you any...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By terry1956
french sword of napoleons old guard ??

hi. I hope that someone out there can put some light on this sword, it was listed in a paris auction as a sword of napoleons old guard. the blade as had the eagle and imperial guard erased, replaced...
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By terry1956
in reply

hi chaps, did not wish to mislead in any way, just wanted to know what date you placed on the lock without knowing anymore about the weapon, it would of just been so easy to say well its so and so on...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By terry1956
hi

hi chaps, I just can,t get my head around this being a navy weapon, I have read 100,s of books about sea actions during the black powder period and not once have i read that any guns got spiked, if a...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By terry1956
thanks chaps

thanks chaps, yes they are nice, I am looking for a french pair to go along with them, michael
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 792
Posted By terry1956
french hussar sword

hi chaps. just come back from a small french auction and was able to pick up two french hussar sabres, one must be an officers as the scabbard as some nice medal work to it and the blade as a little...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By terry1956
will post pics tomorrow, been away

sorry for late reply been away, here are a few more pics, michael
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By terry1956
in reply

thanks for that, but it was the price the first owner would of payed that i was interested in. I have a good collection of weapons and in the main they are british officers swords and pistols, and I...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By terry1956
Thanks chaps

thanks chaps, my understanding is that this is a french musket made in versailles for the swiss cent guard, a 100 man unit armed with muskets and forming part of the maison du roi. louis xv11 had...
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